You Brew You
By Kari Lessner/Kim Thompson
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We really love sharing a cup of something wonderful with our friends & neighbors. We don't all vote the same way or go to the same church. We don't share the same favorite colors or drink orders at the local coffee shop. We don't always get along. But we've found that it's easier to understand someone when you sit heart to heart, cups in hand. There's room to share what God is brewing in me and what God's brewing in you - and then watch how that understanding infuses our lives. Welcome to You Brew You, the podcast.
||CleanThe Happy Honey Bee w/Gayla Brown||Gayla Brown has the biggest, sweetest heart, so when this old friend of Kari's shared that she is a bee keeper - it felt like the most natural thing in the world. Her creativity, joy, and kindness are contagious - and like the bees she keeps, this preci||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's open hearts, minds and a library w/Jana King||If you ever find youself in a line where Jana King is serving something, take my advice and accept a heapin' helping of whatever she offers. Chances are it will come with a warm smile, a hearty hug and words of encouragement sprinkled lavishly over you.||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommunity First Village and Friends w/Perri Verdino-Gates||This was one visit that could have gone on for hours! But when Perri Verdino-Gates shared that she worked for Barney and Friends "for years and years" and TOTALLY surprised me with that little nugget, and the question cards went out the door, the wheels||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerenity Studios and Siracha the Beta Fish w/Donna Layfield||Donna Layfield is the managing owner of Serenity Studios in the Heights of Houston. Kari met Donna through their mutual sister-friend of the heart Vanessa Vance and we feel it both right and fitting that we opened our time together in prayer. Donna and||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Little Piecrust, a lot of Grace and 3 Topo Chicos w/Tara Royer Steele||"...it's as easy as pie..." to love today's guest Tara Royer Steele||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBack to life... again w/Kari's momma Joyce Loy||Joyce Loy, is a retired dental assistant, former stay at home at home mom, and mother of Kari (yours truly). Joyce is realizing her retirement dreams of raising four "precocious" chickens, home grown garlic and soaking up life's simple joys with her hus||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Creative w/Genie Thompson Mack||Genie Thompson Mack is one of those people you LOVE to tell folks that you know. Her beautiful heart shines out through her eyes, leaks out in her laughter and sparkles in everythign she puts her hand to.||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#SowKind w/Alyssa DeLosSantos||Alyssa DeLosSantos is the single most hashtagable guest we have had on You Brew You. Her #SowKind movement, birthed in the spring of 2018, is a tale of how her family launched an epic adventure with one letter, slipped under the windshield wipers in a s||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2018 Advent 3||We are enjoying a third cup this week. This week our episode includes thoughts, quotes, a poem, and meditations to reflect on for a few minutes using the questions found on our website: youbrewyoupodcast.com||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2018 Advent 2||2018 Advent 2 Brew up a cup of something warm (one of K&K’s favorites is Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice) and then join us for Cup of Wonder this advent season.||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2018 Advent 1||We invite you to participate in Cup of Wonder with us at You Brew You this advent season. Each week on Tuesday, our episode will include thoughts, quotes and meditations to reflect on for a few minutes using the questions below. Every day in between, we||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThird Coast Charm w/Tori McClure||When today’s guest comes to mind, a thousand memories flood Kari’s senses - the sounds of worship and laughter, the smells of Dolce & Gabbana and sunscreen, the taste of salty tears from a good cry with a sister-friend and amazing food at the Los Le||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRun with the big girls w/Julie Shreve||When Kari first met this week's guest they were both trying to find ways to link up with a whole slew of new "sister-friends" - and sweet Julie Shreve had a camera in her hands. That camera was her connector.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVeteran's Day w/Katie & Kenzie Youmans (Eichler)||In honor of Veteran's Day we are pleased to share a new opening (a blog post that Kari wrote after the death of her cousin James Bradsher, III - who served several tours with the Army in Afghanistan) and a the re-airing of the You Brew You Episode 14||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Brew You and ROCK the VOTE w/Kari||Thank God this is a podcast and not a videocast - Kari was touching up her roots while she recorded this. We want to encourage all our listeners to head out today and vote!||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is an Enneagram and why do I need it in my life w/ Danielle Fanfair||This week, Kari sits down in the home of her new friend Danielle Fanfair, who teaches those who are interested in having a deeper compassion for themselves. Danielle and her husband are raising a beautiful daughter and one gill-baby, Icthus.||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpening these gifts one box at a time w/Leslie Martone||Hitting the reset button, is how today’s guest describes her summer (how is it possibly almost November!?!) Kari interviews her friend Leslie Martone, wife to Mike, mother to Nate the Great, Jacob (the incredibly awesome), and President of the Cy-Fair||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSacred Ground, Sticky Floors w/Jami Amerine||Jami Amerine is the author of the popular blog Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors, where she posts about Jesus, parenting, marriage, and the general chaos of life. She holds a master’s degree in Education, Counseling, and Human Development. Jami and her hus||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMakeshift Farm and editing w/Rachel Jones||Rachel Jones is Kari and Kim’s nutty-sweet friend Rachel is the Associate Editor for Forward Movement, a publishing ministry in the Episcopal Church, the parent company of Forward Day By Day.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Rest on the Buen Camino w/Kate Whaley||It’s an amazing thing to find something you really want to put on your bucket list. It’s even MORE amazing to find yourself planning, preparing and walking that dream into fruition. Our precious friend Kate Whaley shares her experience on one of Kar||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Lost Episode - The Bride w/Jenna Barbee||We found a lost episode! Somewhere in the hub-bub of finishing up summer camp and heading out on vacation, it totally slipped Kari’s mind that she had this interview “in the can” (as we say in the biz.) A HUGE thank you to Sweet Linda Porter (moth||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeauty & Brains w/Jillian Morales||No coconuts were cracked in the making of this podcast today - you’ll have to listen to understand those shenanigans. But there was a copious amount of laughter (and a few snorts) from both Kari our guest Jillian Morales, the Queen of Positive Self-Ta||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur 1st Couple & 1st Guy on You Brew You have our vote for "Public Servants of the Year" w/Gabe & Kim Duran||Gabe and Kim Duran (our first couple - and the first guy on You Brew You) are two of the world’s most fabulous people, and our pick for “Public Servants of the Year!” Kim is the assistant EMS Manager at Texas A&M EMS while Gabe works as a police o||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHarvey Moms Spreading Kindness One Idea at a Time w/Stephanie Mooring||Coming up on a year since Hurricane Harvey, Kim and Kari traveled out to Clear Lake, Texas to meet with Stephanie Mooring. She and her husband have two kiddos, a six year old girl and a two year old boy, and we caught her the day after they returned fro||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Joy in Plan B w/Rachel Najera||Hands down Rachel is our guest with the most infectious laugh - to date! Her joy radiates through the conversation with Kari as she shares how life took a different turn than the one she originally set out on.||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI’m Glad You Asked; The Game To Get Us Talking w/Tracie Jae||Kari sits down with Tracie Jae, lover of Converse All Stars, a woman who speaks her mind whenever possible, and wants people to ask good questions of themselves and of the world. She’s a mom of three with her youngest at home, about to graduate from c||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere Are A Million Ways To Build A Family w/Christy Trabun||Kari multitasks while she speaks with Super-Mom-of-Four-Kids-Under-Eight, Christy Trabun. She and her husband Mike, Associate Pastor for Outreach at Trinity Fellowship Church in Richardson, Texas, also have a rescue dog named Ginger. Nine years ago, Ka||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealing and Empowering Through Community at the Magdalene House, Austin w/The Rev. Beth Magill||Friends, move over and make room for the wonderful Beth Magill! She is an Episcopal priest and currently serves as the Rector of St. Michael’s in Arlington, Virginia. Kari and Beth discuss Magdalene House, which is a two year residential program focus||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelping Blending Families One Blog Post at a Time w/Danyale Word Antley||A long-time friend of Kari who met sitting in the waiting room during their daughters’ dance lessons, Danyale is a super-mom of a blending family and owner of BlendStrong. Her husband, Donald, was in Kari’s youth group back in the day!||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode w/Kim & Kari||Kim & Kari answer question||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorking Toward an Awesomsauce Day w/Athea Davis Ruben||Kari sat down in the home of Athea Davis Ruben over a Egyptian Licorice Tea. Athea became a health and wellness educator for kiddos and writer, after spending a decade in the corporate legal world.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon’t Second Guess - Get Moving w/Jennifer Herrington||Kari got to meet Jennifer in real life for the first time for our episode this week, even though they have known each other for a while! Parson is Jennifer’s second child, younger sister to Darby. When she was born, she needed to be put on oxygen beca||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSharing Stories of Sacrifice w/Katie Draheim-Youmans Eichler||This week, Kari speaks with two of her cousins, Katie and Kenzie. Josh Youman, Katie’s husband and Kenzie’s father, lost his life due to injuries he sustained serving our country in Iraq. Josh was a caring and compassionate man, especially for his f||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTruth, Sisterhood, and Pink Wine w/Sarah Condon||Our guest this week is Sarah Condon, Episcopal priest and author of Churchy: The Real Life Adventures of a Wife, Mom, and Priest. She lives and dies by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She loves pink wine, and supporting her sisters in leadership.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWoman, Mom & Leader in Tech w/Mandy Hubbard||Mandy is from a small town in Mississippi, moved to Austin on her own as a teenager, and put herself through college. She is a woman in tech, an engineer, speaker, a mom of girls, a wife, friend, and community leader.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Daughter’s Mission After Losing Her Mother to Dementia w/Lauren Flake||Lauren Flake wrote a book to help your children process losing a family member to dementia, and helping them remember who their family member was. Mom to two young girls, a wife, and puppy-mom of two, Lauren is a blogger, author, and a project called Da||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCamp Pro Tips 101 w/Kim & Kari||Kim and Kari sit down to talk all things Summer Camp. Your YBY hosts love camp and are giving out some tips as you prep for sleep-away camp, especially for younger kiddos. Everything from packing to the importance of rest time to how to talk to your kid||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMolecular Biology to Forming Families w/Kristin Braun||Kari checked in with Kristin Braun in Balcones Springs. Kristin has a background in molecular biology who is sharp and self aware, with a passion for ‘doing self work’ together with those you love. She developed Forming Families over a summer in the||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Artist's spiritual practices at work w/Brooke Summers-Perry||Kari and Kim talk spiritual practices in general, and then Kari deep dives as she visits with Brooke Summers-Perry, an artist who is working to not only discover her own life through spiritual practices, but is working to make them available to others.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVineyard Living: Homeward Bound w/Julieanne Mani||Kari knows Julieanne from a few years back in Houston, where Kari considered her to be an important mom-mentor for her. In 2012, Julieanne and her family moved back home to Tasmania and bought the Iron Pot Bay Vineyard. Set by the banks of the Tamar Riv||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Brew You Meets with Anna LeBaron||Anna LeBaron is an inspiring author, captivating speaker, and skilled social media strategist. Each of these components allows Anna to do what she loves most: connect with people from a diverse array of backgrounds.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Brew You meets with Brandy Lidbeck||This week we meet Brandy Lidbeck, a licensed therapist whose work focuses on healing from the impact of suicide. Her book, The Gift of Second; healing from the impact of Suicide, is endorsed by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as one of th||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Brew You meets with Karen Walrond||Join us today as we have our conversation with Karen Walrond. Karen is follow podcaster, blogger, photographer, leadership coach, author, and speaker. She calls for everyone to look for the light in all things.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Brew You meets with Melissa Peter||Today we learn the facts about how Diet Coke tastes better from a soda fountain machine---especially if that drink is coming from McDonalds with a lime wedge. Melissa Peter is the founder and program director for Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Brew You meets with Molly Carr||Join us today as we meet with #OffensivelyGenerous Molly Carr while we gain more understanding about what she is doing with the Harvest Food Truck in the Montgomery County area.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Brew You meets with Christy Orman||This episode we have Christy Orman sit with us and discuss her ministry and her experience as director of CUSE Houston.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZero Episode (Interview with your hosts Kim & Kari)||Zero Episode w/your hostesses with the mostesses Kari & Kim Hear the story of how this podcast idea was born and brewed. Get to know how we take our favorite drink, a few of our favorite things and listen while Kari tries out her British accent (it’s||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Beautifully curated and so uplifting!
I love every episode but I have to say my favorite was the Genie Mack episode! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful people and their stories with us.
Kari and Kim bring great stories from real people. Listening always leaves me feeling encouraged, inspired, and uplifted. Also, there is always laughing. Love it!
A sweet duo!
I thoroughly enjoyed my 26 minutes with these two ladies! Can’t wait to hear more from them!